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personality

How much a person is sociable and talkative is measured with six, seven-point Likert-type items.

The scale uses three, seven-point items to measure a person’s preference for normality and routine in his/her life rather than change.

Nine, four-point items are used to measure how much a person engages in self-examination and introspection.

With four, seven-point items, the scale measures one’s motivation to increase his/her knowledge and the willingness to change how the “world” is understood.

Six, seven-point Likert-type items measure a person’s ability to sustain effort despite hardships and setbacks.

With six, seven-point Likert-type items the scale measures a person’s ability to recover from stressful events that are experienced.

How much one wants to be in control of his/her life, most particularly his/her job, is measured with three, seven-point Likert-type items.

The degree to which a person has positive expectations about his/her future is measured with six, seven-point Likert-type items.

Using six items, this scale not only measures how strongly a person identifies with a particular gender but how important that identity is to his/her self-image.

With four, seven-point Likert-type items, the scale measures whether a person has a habitual mental attitude in which self-distinctiveness is emphasized or, at the other extreme, an integration mindset in which assimilation and cooperation are emphasized.